On the media's treatment of the social acceptance of unhealthy habits
gotta admit she is pretty blessed genetically in being able to carry that much weight with so little going to her face. i think you see that a lot in "plus size" models, which is not remotely the norm. in that sense they're even more a set of outliers compared to average women than regular models.
Her family history is full of depraved celebrity assholes.
That is the prefect model (no pun intended) of the cultural-marxists in the PMC.
Considering how many will pronounce her name, there’s a quality shitpost angle here too.
I wonder if this 'healthy at any size' bullshit is responsible for drugs like tirzepatide not being adopted faster. We have a f***ing solution, yet - quoting from New Scientist article about it...
> In a late-stage clinical trial, more than 2500 people in nine countries, who weighed 105 kilograms on average at baseline, were asked to give themselves weekly injections of tirzepatide at low, medium or high doses or a placebo for 72 weeks, without knowing which one they were taking.
> The highest dose of tirzepatide was most effective, resulting in 24 kilograms of weight loss on average, equivalent to a 22.5 per cent reduction in body weight. In comparison, participants taking the placebo lost just 2 kilograms on average. The results were announced on 28 April by US pharmaceutical giant Lilly, which is developing the drug.
> Before applying for approval for the drug, Lilly says it will continue to monitor participants who began the clinical trial with pre-diabetes for another 104 weeks to see if tirzepatide is also useful for preventing type 2 diabetes.
That last paragraph. What the fuck. Why can't they approve for obesity and then additionally approve for diabetes? Fucking FDA.
And semaglutide, which is pretty effective too - of course, requires asking the doctor for permission. Why? Why stupid barriers to entry? Fucking medicine, patronizing bullshit.
If anyone actually cared about public health, they would make these OTC and subsidized. And run lots of ads everywhere.
Once these catch on through, I expect plenty of moralizing bullshit about how obesity should be treated with strength of will alone, just eat less! That will be entertaining.
I've been thinking for awhile now that WALL-E was a prescient documentary.
The perfect experiment is to create an alternate cover with an anorexic cokehead + bolt-ons and see which sells better (A/B testing)
While I find Yumi Nu very beautiful, I also appreciate the rigor with which you have evaluated a magazine cover.
The obesity epidemic (pandemic? is it an epidemic of epidemics yet?) may, unfortunately, solve itself as soil depletion marches on. Soon it won’t matter how much we eat, or how many fat stores our bodies retain, we will crumble from the inside due to lack of essential vitamins and minerals, because they no longer reside in the soil that grows our food, or nourishes the young animals that become our meat.
Declaring an opinion to be humble does not make it so, but IMHO, soil quality deserves some **Handwaving Freakoutery**™
She is the granddaughter of the Benihana founder? Yuuuuuum. Tempura!!! Seaweed soup!!!
Thanks for the clear framing (and humor) in approaching this subject. I had a blowout with a friend last night as I bumbled through trying to explain my discomfort and suspicions around the Sports Illustrated cover imagery. When the complexities around health issues are shouted down by body positivity slogans, it does not seem like a good thing for women who are living close to the dotted red line.